Golfers Ranked Inside 2018 Forbes Sport Rich List


Tiger Woods ranked 16th in Forbes Magazine's annual list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, with five golfers finishing inside the top 70 over a 12-month span.

Williams was the only woman to make it to the list previous year.

It's the first time in eight years that no women features on Forbes' list. However, four of the five players on this list earned significantly more from their off-course exploits than their work on the greens. Forbes calculated each athletes total by adding their income made from playing (including all prize money, salaries and bonuses) to their estimated sponsorship money during the period of June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

Top of the pile is the boxer Floyd Mayweather - for the fourth time in seven years, no less - who coined a staggering $285m. Almost all of his 2018 income came from a single 36-minute fight against UFC's Conor McGregor.

Current world No.1 Justin Thomas rounds out the golf contingent on the list in 66th place.

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Not a single sportswoman made the top 100. He has a long and disturbing history of physically abusing women.

Tennis sensation Serena Williams is typically among the top earners in sports.

The list included athletes from 22 countries in 11 sports.

But sexism can also explain some of the wage gap as well. The champ definitely knows how to make money and his earrings for 2017 surpassed soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo. "It's tempting to assume that when we account for the revenue disparity between the National Basketball Association and WNBA, the gender wage gap disappears", David Berri at Vice Sports writes.

In the world of basketball, NBA players are paid about 50% of the league revenue, whereas WNBA players only receive about 33%. "Unfortunately, that seems to run counter to the data".